IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 563 - Who do you consider to the best teacher in our life

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

According to some, we learn most of our lessons from our parents and hence they are our best teachers in life. While others argue that the teachers we meet in our schools and colleges teach us more important things.

Who do you consider to the best teacher in our life?

Give reasons for your answers and provide relevant example and experience you might have.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
Parents play an important role for every kid and it is believed by some people that parents are good teachers. Whereas others convey that teachers and elders are best mentors. However, I believe that at initial stage parents are ever best teachers for following reasons.
 
On top of this statement, both father and mother are the best teachers from childhood till teenage. In most of the cases, this teaching and learning extend to old age. Subsequently, no matter how old children grow, they are still loved by the parents. Dad and mum nourish their kids towards good attitudes, education, discipline and social responsibility so that they become role models for their nation. Moreover, children are the future architect of a prosperous country. Both father and mother are key players in the etiquette of good and bad qualities to their beloved ones. They should guide how to respect elders, relatives and friends etc. with this they must lay an excellent foundation in perspective of education.
 
On other hand, parents should not forcibly apply their ideas and a thought on children to choose their career option to prosper in the area of interest freedom is important fact here. Both dad and mum should mentor and support morally in terms of finance and other aspects which are mandatory to loved ones. Meanwhile, children should not take advantage of love and affection and must be trustworthy to their parents and should not cheat. Children are responsible for fulfilling parent’s dreams.

Finally, my conclusion on above statement is parents are good path creators of their children. It depends upon relationship and understanding of both.
 
[by Samuel Edward]
 
Model Answer 2:
We came to this world as an infant with a blank slate in our mind to be filled with various things as we grow older. We receive inputs from the society comprises of peoples such as our parents, siblings, relatives, playmates, friends and our teachers. But our first teachers is our parents and I think they are the best among all the teachers we come across in our life because they are the one we spent most of our time with and they have greater influence in our lives than anyone else.

Learning starts as soon a child appears in his mother’s womb and as per a scientific study, evidence was found that most of the neurone connection in human develops even before they come to the world. So undoubtedly parents are first and the most important teachers. They taught us how to eat, how to walk and to summarise how to behave like a human. For example, once I had seen a footage on Discovery channel wherein a four-year girl was found in the custody of dogs who have raised her ever since her parents left her. And a result of this is that she hardly speaks, she used to bark and walk on four legs instead to two. So this proves that what we see is what we learn. Hence parents play a pivotal role in our life acting as the very first tutor of behavioral science.

Yes there is no doubt that school teachers are the best gift you can get because they bestow you with all the knowledge and experience they have. But characters and personality is built at home and parents are the best teachers because they will always be there for you whenever you feel confused and guide you to the path which is best for you.
 
[by Bhupender Bhakuni ]
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